Gareth Southgate confirms Wayne Rooney will not start for England against USA

  • Gareth Southgate confirms Wayne Rooney will not start for England against USA

Gareth Southgate confirms Wayne Rooney will not start for England against USA

He is being drafted back into the fold for a fixture which will help to generate funds for his charitable foundation, but Redknapp has questioned the need for him to figure on the field in that game.

It was also confirmed that the 33-year-old would not wear his usual number 10 shirt and would not captain the side.

DC United forward Rooney will make his first worldwide appearance for two years after it was confirmed he would be part of England's squad to face United States at Wembley.

Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher says that the club "were worried" that Wayne Rooney would move to Real Madrid.

"He deserves it. He was a great captain for us".

"I am still able to look to the future in terms of the squad we have picked", insisted Southgate.

Shilton - England's all-time record appearance maker - is furious with the decision to recall Rooney, accusing the FA of "giving away caps".

"I really think it's important that the former players feel part of what we're doing with England". "I think all the players respect Wayne's contribution and that he deserves the best possible send-off".

Gomez is expected to be named in Southgate's team if he is fit to play, given his form for Liverpool and England this season.

"I've not spoken to Gareth too much about how he's going to do it or how long he's going to play but it will be great to see him again and I'm sure he'll be looking forward to seeing a few of the boys".

"When he came on in his last game, Jordan Henderson ran over and gave him the armband".

Despite not scoring in his last seven England games, Kane himself has already racked up 19 goals in 34 internationals.

Injuries and the fitness of other players may determine whether or not Southgate hands a shock call up to 18-year-old Nelson, who has been impressing in the Bundesliga.

"Having said that, we've given caps to people who haven't earned them in the past - I'm not going to name names - and you do wonder how on earth they got them".